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Post Tobacco History


tobacco history
"· On October 12, 1492, Columbus is introduced to tobacco by the locals in the New World. He is given dried leaves and throws them away.
· On October 15, 1492, In his journal, Columbus mentions tobacco for the first time. He states that it is held in high value amongst the natives.
· November 1492, Rodrigo de Jerez and Luis de Torres first observe the native smoking ritual and try it themselves. Jerez becomes the first smoker of western decent.
· In 1497, the smoking by New World natives of tobacco is first reported in Europe.
· In 1498, Columbus sails to Tobago and names it after the native pipe used to smoke tobacco.
· In 1531, Europeans begin growing tobacco on Santo Domingo.
· In 1535, Jacques Cartier observes natives on the Isle of Montreal smoking tobacco.
· In 1548, the Portuguese begin to grow tobacco for export in Brazil.
· In 1556, tobacco is first brought to France.
· In 1558, tobacco is first brought to Spain and Portugal.
In 1565, tobacco is first brought into England by Sir John Hawkins.
· In 1573, Sir Francis Drake returns to England from the Americas with 'Nicotina tobacum'.
· In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh has his first tobacco experience thanks to Sir Francis Drake.
· In 1595, the first english language book is published about tobacco."
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